Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Daily Scriptures 5/27/15

Scripture: I Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. (NIV)

Nugget: This scripture reminds me of my Grandpa who passed a few years ago (Oh, how I miss him!). In his actions, words, & during our weekly talks, he had a way of providing words of wisdom that have helped & continue to help me along my life’s journey.

The elders who’ve laid the foundation for us are truly worthy of honor, not only honor, but double honor. They’ve prayed, worked, preached, taught, & so much more; where would we be without what they’ve done?

Quote: “Life had engraved such beauty in those lines of age and wisdom.” -Rosslyn Elliot

© Lisi P, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Daily Scriptures 5/21/15

Scriptures: Philippians 1:25-26 25Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. 26And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me. (NLT)

Nugget: In the scriptures prior to these, Paul mentions that his life would provide honor to God if Paul lived or died. He was doing what God called him to do. His “dilemma” was knowing he would be willing to die for Christ, but also willing to live in order to be an example of God on Earth for those around him. Paul knew he had much more work to do for God & would be fruitful in it.

There’s so much that God is doing in us & through us during our time here on Earth. We are examples of God’s love & can show our faith to others, helping them to grow. Let’s live to make our time count for God, others, & ourselves.

Quote: “A man ought to live so that everybody knows he’s a Christian.” -D.L. Moody

© Lisi P, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Daily Scriptures 5/19/15

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:10 This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. (NLT)

Nugget: Sometimes God needs to separate us from things, people, & our surroundings in order for preparation to occur. As part of this preparation, He’s developing something in us, or even preparing the environment that we are to go into.

If God has removed someone or something from your life, accept it & go forward in God. Most likely, He’s working on that good thing He has promised for you; the thing(s) or people that cannot come until He does His part first.

Quote: "Trust in God. He may have something better in mind." -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Daily Scriptures 5/18/15

Scripture: Isaiah 60:22 The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen. (NLT)

Nugget: There are things in our lives that we try to rebuild ourselves; when in reality, only God can touch these things & restore them. This scripture mentions that God will take the smallest family & make them into a thousand, additionally, making the tiniest group a mighty nation. This is how our God works!

In His timing, God will rebuild you & restore you to where you’re supposed to be. What you’re going through is to develop something in you that is meant to prepare you. At the right time (His timing), God will make all things happen.

Remember, you’re in preparation for His plan & will to unfold in your life.

Quote: “Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” -Corrie Ten Boom

© Lisi P, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Flight


Recently, I took a quick vacation trip. Here are a few things I’d like to share from the start of my trip.
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Today, as I sit on the plane ready for takeoff, I think about the pilot of the plane. How willing we passengers are to trust him & the skills of the flight crew to get us safely to our destination. As Pastor says, “Sit back & enjoy the ride.”

How easily we do this with someone we don’t know, someone who we trust the skills of. But how often do we do this with God, how often do we “sit back & enjoy the ride” with Him? It’s as if, at times, we put trust in those around us, things, & in ourselves before we put complete trust in God. Why is this?

To refocus & realize that God controls everything is what reminds us that everything is in Him & because of Him. Not the aforementioned things.

So as this flight takes off & I become airborne, my trust is not in the pilot (although I’m praying for him), I’ll sit back & enjoy the ride in God, who pilots the pilot & controls the flight.

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2015
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